Iza O Digman

April 1878–25 March 1953 (Age 74)
Gilmer, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Iza O

When Iza O Digman was born in April 1878, in Gilmer, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, her father, Philip G Digman, was 60 and her mother, Emily Teter, was 42. She married Henry Granvil Riffle on 6 April 1902, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Otter Magisterial District, Braxton, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years and Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 25 March 1953, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Exchange, Braxton, West Virginia, United States.

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Henry Granvil Riffle
Iza O Digman
Marriage: 6 April 1902
James O Riffe
Bulah G Riffle
Cecil Guy Riffle

Spouse and Children

6 April 1902
Braxton, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Philip G Digman





    Victoria Alice Digman




    Issac Asby "Kay" Digman



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Dickman .2 Danish (Digmann): either a topographic name, from dik ‘dike’ + man ‘man’, or a nickname for a stout man, from dik ‘fat’ + man.3 German (Digmann): variant of Dieckmann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Iza O Digman in household of Clark Hosea, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Iza Riffle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Iza O Riffle in household of Henry G Riffle, "United States Census, 1920"

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